Can I retire at age 54 with 6,800,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $6,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$561,538$556,536$551,656$546,893$542,242$524,255
2 years$277,989$272,812$267,794$262,929$258,210$240,263
3 years$183,485$178,285$173,280$168,461$163,819$146,476
4 years$136,242$131,059$126,104$121,367$116,837$100,230
5 years$107,904$102,752$97,862$93,221$88,818$72,991
6 years$89,018$83,904$79,087$74,550$70,279$55,245
7 years$75,534$70,463$65,722$61,292$57,155$42,913
8 years$65,425$60,400$55,737$51,416$47,416$33,954
9 years$57,566$52,589$48,006$43,795$39,931$27,233
10 years$51,283$46,354$41,853$37,752$34,023$22,070
11 years$46,146$41,267$36,847$32,855$29,261$18,030
12 years$41,868$37,039$32,701$28,819$25,357$14,822
13 years$38,251$33,472$29,216$25,442$22,112$12,247
14 years$35,153$30,425$26,250$22,585$19,383$10,161
15 years$32,471$27,794$23,701$20,142$17,066$8,457
16 years$30,127$25,500$21,488$18,035$15,083$7,059
17 years$28,060$23,485$19,553$16,204$13,374$5,905
18 years$26,225$21,701$17,850$14,603$11,891$4,948
19 years$24,585$20,112$16,341$13,195$10,599$4,153
20 years$23,111$18,689$14,997$11,951$9,467$3,490
21 years$21,779$17,408$13,794$10,846$8,472$2,936
22 years$20,570$16,250$12,713$9,862$7,594$2,473
23 years$19,467$15,198$11,738$8,981$6,817$2,083
24 years$18,458$14,240$10,856$8,191$6,127$1,757
25 years$17,531$13,364$10,055$7,481$5,514$1,482
26 years$16,677$12,560$9,325$6,840$4,966$1,251
27 years$15,888$11,820$8,659$6,261$4,478$1,056
28 years$15,156$11,138$8,050$5,736$4,040$892
29 years$14,476$10,507$7,491$5,260$3,648$754
30 years$13,842$9,923$6,978$4,828$3,296$637
31 years$13,250$9,381$6,505$4,434$2,980$538
32 years$12,697$8,876$6,070$4,075$2,696$455
33 years$12,178$8,406$5,667$3,747$2,440$385
34 years$11,690$7,967$5,295$3,448$2,209$325
35 years$11,232$7,556$4,950$3,174$2,001$275
36 years$10,800$7,172$4,631$2,923$1,813$233
37 years$10,392$6,812$4,335$2,693$1,643$197
38 years$10,007$6,474$4,059$2,482$1,489$166
39 years$9,642$6,156$3,803$2,289$1,351$141
40 years$9,297$5,857$3,565$2,111$1,225$119
41 years$8,969$5,575$3,342$1,948$1,111$101
42 years$8,657$5,309$3,135$1,798$1,009$85
43 years$8,361$5,059$2,942$1,659$915$72
44 years$8,079$4,822$2,762$1,532$831$61
45 years$7,811$4,598$2,593$1,415$754$52
46 years$7,555$4,387$2,435$1,307$685$44
47 years$7,310$4,186$2,288$1,208$622$37
48 years$7,076$3,996$2,150$1,116$565$31
49 years$6,853$3,816$2,021$1,031$513$26
50 years$6,639$3,645$1,900$953$466$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $6,800,000, adding $2,948 every year, while hoping to spend $44,427 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 53/21/26 Blend
53$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000$6,800,000
54$7,496,641$7,136,241$7,030,841$7,839,566
55$8,214,028$7,438,647$7,219,104$8,379,444
56$9,003,100$7,754,381$7,412,185$8,961,854
57$9,871,121$8,084,051$7,610,198$9,594,774
58$10,826,097$8,428,290$7,813,261$10,283,050
59$11,876,845$8,787,763$8,021,492$11,032,011
60$13,033,084$9,163,165$8,235,013$11,847,520
61$14,305,521$9,555,222$8,453,948$12,736,023
62$15,705,953$9,964,696$8,678,424$13,704,612
63$17,247,379$10,392,385$8,908,569$14,761,090
64$18,944,122$10,839,122$9,144,517$15,914,042
65$20,811,964$11,305,781$9,386,400$17,172,915
66$22,868,296$11,793,276$9,634,356$18,548,103
67$25,132,279$12,302,563$9,888,524$20,051,046
68$27,625,028$12,834,646$10,149,046$21,694,336
69$30,369,809$13,390,572$10,416,067$23,491,832
70$33,392,259$13,971,439$10,689,735$25,458,789
71$36,720,628$14,578,398$10,970,200$27,612,000
72$40,386,045$15,212,653$11,257,614$29,969,954
73$44,422,812$15,875,463$11,552,135$32,553,003
74$48,868,727$16,568,149$11,853,919$35,383,558
75$53,765,441$17,292,092$12,163,129$38,486,294
76$59,158,851$18,048,739$12,479,929$41,888,381
77$65,099,533$18,839,607$12,804,486$45,619,736
78$71,643,218$19,666,281$13,136,969$49,713,306
79$78,851,321$20,530,423$13,477,552$54,205,372
80$86,791,516$21,433,774$13,826,411$59,135,892
81$95,538,377$22,378,156$14,183,722$64,548,872
82$105,174,084$23,365,477$14,549,669$70,492,777
83$115,789,192$24,397,738$14,924,435$77,020,988
84$127,483,493$25,477,030$15,308,207$84,192,301
85$140,366,953$26,605,548$15,701,175$92,071,478
86$154,560,750$27,785,587$16,103,532$100,729,851
87$170,198,419$29,019,555$16,515,474$110,245,997
88$187,427,115$30,309,969$16,937,198$120,706,469
89$206,408,993$31,659,470$17,368,907$132,206,613
90$227,322,749$33,070,823$17,810,804$144,851,463
91$250,365,299$34,546,923$18,263,096$158,756,722
92$275,753,641$36,090,804$18,725,991$174,049,856
93$303,726,904$37,705,645$19,199,703$190,871,287
94$334,548,600$39,394,774$19,684,446$209,375,714
95$368,509,119$41,161,679$20,180,436$229,733,568
96$405,928,462$43,010,014$20,687,894$252,132,615
97$447,159,268$44,943,607$21,207,041$276,779,718
98$492,590,138$46,966,469$21,738,101$303,902,790
99$542,649,307$49,082,800$22,281,302$333,752,931
100$597,808,682$51,297,004$22,836,872$366,606,796